Claudio D. Alcàntar is an active freelance musician and educator in Southern California. He is the music director at the Saturday Conservatory of Music, teaches his own private studio, and holds clinics with schools in the greater Los Angeles area. Mr. Alcantar holds both his Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance/Music Education and Master of Music with distinction in Wind Band Conducting from California State University, Northridge, where he studied under the mentorship of Dr. Lawrence Stoffel. He is a proud member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor’s Society, National Association for Music Education, Southern California School Band and Orchestra, and College Band Directors National Association. Mr. Alcantar is an advocate for music education as a core subject and excited to teach band for ETM-LA.